Envato is visiting a few cities in Europe this month for something called EuroTour. We asked a few of our hosts to tell us a little about themselves and their city. Our second interview is with Chris, aka Crozer an author on four marketplaces who is hosting a meetup in Berlin, Germany.
How did you get started at Envato?
I saw an ad in the early days of the PSDtuts site to Graphic River, and figured I could continue learning while also earning some side-cash. I never imagined it could develop into a stable income for several years.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A must-have coffee at the very beginning, followed by freelance work throughout the day and some training (I’m a hobbyist breakdancer).
Breakdancing?! That’s intense. So where and how do you work best?
I work from my home office, and every now and then in studio offices. Both have their (dis)advantages. I feel like discipline applies to both, and some can work better in absolute solitude and concentration. If anything, it is perhaps healthier to commute and work with people.
Berlin is a cultural and economic center for the entire continent, what do you like about working there?
I live in a bohemian quarter where the usual vibe is one of to-each-his-own, which I really appreciate, especially when it involves culture, society and personality traits.
What’s your favorite spot in Berlin?
Impossible to say – always discovering new hidden gems! Be it a café, a park, a beautiful street-corner and what not!
What’s your biggest challenge right now as an artist/author on Envato?
I think keeping sane with the monotony of day-to-day work on some projects. To be honest, though, being a freelancer where I am and at my rhythm is nothing to complain about, considering how much worse many people have it.
What do you think is the next big thing for the industry?
Technology, as in many other industries surely. Real-time feedback in tools such as cameras are changing the way people direct, computer-science is continuously evolving and new algorithms are allowing people to create insane effects. I’m not much of a VR fan, but I think that’s also something going somewhere.
What are you working on now?
I actually recently finished this private portfolio-project for a 3D/VFX studio here in Berlin:
Catch up with Crozer, some Envato staff, and many other authors at our Berlin meetup on Sunday, June 11th at Big Sur.